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The analysis of quantitative data in biochemistry usually requires the calculation of theoretical models. Their analytical solutions are functions given as explicit formulas
$$ {\hbox{y }} = {\hbox{f(x)}} $$



This book has been written in the Max-Planck-Institute for molecular physiology in Dortmund and owes to its stimulating scientific environment. Part of this book was presented as a lecture to its IMPRS students They asked important questions so that an improved course could be taught to students and faculty of the Suranaree University of Technology This led to the development of a teaching course. Alexander Fieroch introduced me to the free world of GNU software, and thus provided the stimulus to write a textbook on numerical methods. He wrote the instructions to download GNU Octave for Mac and Linux operating systems, which is provided in the appendix.


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  1. 1.AG Biochemische AnalytikMax-Planck-Institut für molekulare PhysiologieDortmundGermany

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